Friday, June 19, 2020

Chekhov’s Gun in Moundsville, West Virginia

Moundsville, West Virginia has a population of well under 10,000 people and a violent crime rate that is half the national average.

To put a point on it, they have had a grand total of TWO murders over a TEN YEAR period.

Yet they just got a million-dollar military vehicle designed to withstand IEDs.

Why? Because bored police officers in little hick towns love “free stuff” from the government and live rich Walter Mitty fantasy lives where they are always 10 minutes from being RoboCop Meets Dirty Harry.

This is going to be a classic case of Chekhov’s Gun: something introduced into the arena which, but its very presence, shapes the plot and moves it towards tragedy.

Stupid, stupid, stupid police department.  

Stupid, stupid, stupid federal government.

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